Every year, a major update is released by Apple for its iOS application, bringing security fixes, interface tweaks, as well as a range of innovative features for iPhone owners across the world. In case the update is supported by your iPhone, you will be able to install it absolutely free.
In the following paragraphs, we will be mentioning the subsequent big iPhone update which happens to be iOS 15 that is going to be released by the conclusion of 2021. We’ll be outlining the release schedule for the iOS 15 and also discussing the interface modifications as well as innovative iPhone features which can be expected from the brand-new software.
When is iOS 15 going to be released?
IOS 15 is going to be announced as well as demonstrated at the time of the opening presentation of the WWDC 2021 event of Apple which commences on 7th June and following this released in September to the public.
A consistent release schedule is followed by Apple when it comes to iOS. This summer the headline features will be demonstrated at the WWDC, a sequence of beta versions are going to be rolled out during the next 3 months, and following this, the ultimate version will be released for coinciding with the introduction of fresh iPhone models this autumn.
Some significant delays were caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the year 2020 and the iPhone event was shifted to October from September. However, it can be expected that the software department of Apple will be returning to the usual schedule in 2021.
In case you like to experiment with a pre-release iOS 15 beta version, it will be imperative for you to sign up to the Beta software program of Apple which will provide you with access to unfinished application builds. This obviously comes with some risks and the concept is that you are going to spot and report bugs which should be quite few in numbers, and therefore, the beta should not be installed on your smartphone. It might become unreliable in the long run or even stop functioning as well.
Which iPhones are going to receive iOS 15?
Below, we have mentioned several iPhone models which are expected to support iOS 15.
• iPhone 8
• iPhone 8 Plus
• iPhone 7
• iPhone 7 Plus
• iPhone XS Max
• iPhone XR
• iPhone X
• iPhone XS
• iPhone 11 Pro Max
• iPhone SE (2020)
• iPhone 11
• iPhone 11 Pro
• iPhone 12 mini
• iPhone 12 Pro Max
• iPhone 12
• iPhone 12 Pro
• All iPhone 13 models
• as well as the existing iPod touch
Apple informed us last year that every single iPhone which will be able to run iOS 13 will also be able to run iOS 14. However, there have been some rumors that Apple will not be able to do the same when it comes to iOS 15.
The most outdated iPhones which are comfortable with iOS 13 in terms of technology happen to be the iPhone 6s, the original iPhone SE, as well as the iPhone 6s Plus. All of them make use of the innovative A9 processor and it appears that iOS 14 is going to be the end of the line for this particular silicon while Apple will be dropping support for iPhone 6s as well as iPhone SE.
What new features can be expected in iOS 15?
While the complete unveiling of the much-awaited iOS 15 is still several months away, there has been some significant information regarding the innovative features of this particular software which we have mentioned below. So let us not waste time and look at the cool features that can be expected from iOS 15 later this year.
An updated Lock Screen
We can definitely expect that a significant update will be delivered by iOS 15 to the Lock Screen of your iPhone. As per Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, an innovative menu screen will be accessible from the Lock Screen which will enable you to adjust the notification preferences quickly and easily. It is almost similar to the vibrations or sounds made by your iPhone while you receive a Twitter alert or iMessage. It will be feasible for you to gain access to these features within the Control Panel when the iPhone happens to be locked.
Auto-Reply for iMessage
It is expected that iOS 15 is going to introduce some cool features to iMessage, and one of them is an enhanced auto-reply feature. Currently, the iPhone of yours comes with an auto-reply feature which can be set up through the Settings app as well as the Do Not Disturb tab; however, it will only be available while you are behind the wheels (or when the iPhone has been configured to Driving mode). Gurman suggests that iOS 15 will allow you to set different statuses while the auto-reply is going to vary according to the set status.
Expanded selection of default apps
At last one particular feature has been introduced by iOS which the Apple users have been waiting for quite some time, and this is their capability of choosing their own default apps, unlike the Apple variants. However, this was not a complete renovation, since the modification was applicable only to email apps and browser apps despite the fact that music services have been included in the list by the more recent iOS 14 update.
It will be a good idea if Apple expands this feature to include messaging apps and calendars in iOS 15. In case you have a preference for Fantastical as compared to the Calendar app of Apple or even Signal to Messages, it can be a dream come true in the long run.
With every single iOS version Siri is going to get better, and although it is definitely good news, there is always scope for improvement, particularly when it still lags behind Google Assistant. Many of us like Siri to understand us in a better manner and also accurately while answering to our queries. We also want to depend less on the web results and more customized answers, instead.